Beautiful panoramic view at the hiking tour in the Altmühltal valley
Great landscape views at the panorama hiking tour in the Altmühltal valley
Hiker in the Altmühltal valley
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Altmühltal-Panorama-Path

Bavaria at its most beautiful.

On your walk along the Altmühltal-Panorama path steep jaggered Dolomite-rocks, sun-kissed juniper heaths, soft river valleys and extensive forests will line your way. The nature park ‚Altmühltal’ is also mainly know for its romantic scenery and hence predestined for a comfortable week of walking amidst unspoilt nature. On top of that you come across a landscape steeped in history and culture: impressive ramparts, reconstructed forts and spectacular treasure troves are testimony to Celtic and Roman times. Castles  and palaces built by nobility, magnificent churches and monasteries built by prince-archbishops. In the Altmühltal valley you will also enjoy many culinary delights: from tasty saussage specialities all the way to the local hops in the shape of numerous delicious beers.

Walking

Walking
  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Franziska Schwaiger
Franziska Schwaiger
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Itinerary

The idyllic little Altmühl-town Treuchtlingen is situated in the centre of the nature park ‚Altmühltal’, the second biggest Nature Park in Germany. We recommend you seize the first day and relax in the well-known Altmühl-Thermal Spa.

Hotel (example): Stadthof

With views onto the river Altmühl meandering through the valley you continue via the ‚Devil’s Pulpit’ towards Medieval Pappenheim. You descend again to the river Altmühl via the viewpoint Hollerstein and continue leisurely along the course of the river to your Day Finish, where you are greeted by the impressive castle, seat of the former ‚Reichserbmarschälle’-marshals.

Hotel (example): Sonne

approx. 4 hours
14 km
310 m
320 m

Via an high-altitude path with great views you walk over to Solnhofen, the mining place of the well-known Solnhofer limestone slabs and site of over 140 million-year-old fossils. Soon after an amazing and very popular photo opportunity awaits: the nature monument ‚Twelve Apostles’, steep limestone rocks embedded in juniper heaths. The route leads you to Dollnstein into the primeval Danube valley. 

Hotel (example): Kirchenschmied

approx. 5 to 6.5 hours
25 km
510 m
500 m

You pass the Geo-monument ‚Burgsteinfelsen’ and continue through forests and juniper heaths and later on on a mountain path with great views all the way to Eichstätt. With Willibalds castle towering over this diocesan town, it is a complete Baroque work of art with prestigious buildings as well as dreamy little alleyways.

Hotel (example): Adler

approx. 5 hours
15 km
360 m
340 m

With a lovely view onto the striking Osterberg mountain and the Roman fort Vetonina, you walk to the Buchenhüller mammoth cave. You will walk across wonderful alpine paths above Altmühl and you will get fantastic views of the valley and the rock faces whilst walking along the panoramic path. You will walk through the Gugoldinger Wacholderheide, which is a fantastic nature protection area before you will go past the Arnsberger Leite and the Limes watch tower to Kipfenberg.

Hotel (example): Zur Post

approx. 6 hours
26 km
720 m
740 m

Today’s tour starts with stunning views and insights into the beautiful Anlauter valley. Reach Kinding with its impressive fortified church and cosy inns. Shortly afterwards the panorama path again keeps its promise: magnificent views into the Altmühl valley and onto bizarre rock formations. After that another scenic outpost awaits: the Main-Danube canal, Arzberg, Beilngries, Altmühl and Sulz. A steep descent to Beilngries follows.

Hotel (example): Fuchsbräu

approx. 5.5 to 6 hours
24 km
540 m
550 m

Via the Arzberg mountain plateau into the ‚Seven Valley Town’ of Dietfurt, where water in the form of the Main-Danube canal, rivers and springs plays a major role. Enjoy the view onto Eggersberg palace, past rock formations and along the Altmühltal-boardwalk into the pretty village of Gundlfing. From the ‚Devil’s Rock’ -Teufelsfelsen into the 3-castle town of Riedenburg.

Hotel (example): Zur Post

approx. 7.5 hours (approx. 3.5 hours with bus ride)
35 km
680 m
700 m

Gnarly trees and rock towers line your – in parts – steep path up to Prunn castle. Pass the blue glittering karst spring "Blautopf" and continue along the Main-Danube Canal. As a reward enjoy a grandiose view into the distance. Back again in the valley, you walk along the Jura rock to the ‚Celt’s Wall’, which leads you immediately back to the Danube – the view down to the mighty Danube crevasse is awe-inspiring. After that the impressive finale of your tour: the boat ride through the Danube crevasse to Kelheim.

Hotel (example): Dormero

approx. 5.5 hours
19 km
470 m
470 m

Tour character

The terrain is easy and you walk on well-maintained walking paths. For each daily tour a good basic fitness level is required. Technically the tours are easy and can be mastered without any difficulties. For longer parts shortcuts by foot or by public transport are possible.

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
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Season 1
Apr 7, 2018 - May 25, 2018
Sep 17, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018
daily
Season 2
May 26, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018
Aug 20, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
daily
Season 3
Jun 23, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
daily
Altmühltal-Panorama Path 9 days, DE-ATWTK-09X
Base price
Surcharge single room
535,00
165,00
575,00
165,00
625,00
165,00

Category: middle class hotels ans country hotels

Season 1
Apr 7, 2018 - May 25, 2018
Sep 17, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018
Season 2
May 26, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018
Aug 20, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Season 3
Jun 23, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
Treuchtlingen
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Eichstätt
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Beilngries
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Kelheim
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
54,00
71,00
60,00
90,00
60,00
90,00
58,00
81,00
54,00
71,00
64,00
94,00
64,00
90,00
62,00
85,00
54,00
71,00
64,00
94,00
64,00
90,00
62,00
85,00

Services and infos

  • 8 overnight stays, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Boat ride Weltenburg – Kelheim
  • Carefully elaborated route descriptions
  • Detailed travel and tour documents
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service-Hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Train journey to Treuchtlingen and only a short walk to the start-hotel.
  • Parking: limited number of hotel parking spaces EUR 5,- per day, no reservation possible. Parking spaces at Treuchtlingen train station free of charge.
  • Return by train to Treuchtlingen, from Kelheim (by bus to Kelheim-Saal) approx. 2.5 hours (1x change trains) and from Beilngries approx. 2 hours (1x change trains) and from Eichstätt approx. 30 minutes.

Notes

  • Any visitor’s taxes not included in the tour price and payable on site
  • Travel by public transport to shorten the daily hikes, optional
Franziska Schwaiger
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Franziska Schwaiger, Costumer service

Ratings

4.6 of 5 Stars (8 Ratings)
4 stars
Johanna Van Berkum NL | 24.07.2018
Loved Beilngries
Nice walks, sometimes too long. Beautiful scenery and pleasant villages. Transport of luggage is excellent as is the documentation. Hotels sometimes modern sometimes rural.
5 stars
Marita Neubert DE | 24.07.2018
Es war eine großartige Reise!!
Für uns war es das erste Mal, dass wir 7 Tage hintereinander gewandert sind und es hat alles wunderbar geklappt. Auch das das Gepäck war immer da...perfekt. Die Unterkünfte waren alle - bis auf eine Ausnahme - in Ordnung.
Franziska Schwaiger
Franziska Schwaiger answered:
Liebe Frau Neubert - vielen Dank für das tolle Feedback! Schön zu hören, dass alles geklappt hat und Sie mit der Organisation zufrieden waren. Unsere Unterkünfte wählen wir immer mit Bedacht und Sorgfalt aus und hoffen, dass Sie den Aufenthalt trotzdem genießen konnten. Wir werden nochmal ein genaues Auge auf die Unterkünfte werfen. Bei Rückfragen vor Ort stehen wir die ganze Woche auf unserer Service-Hotline zur Verfügung.
5 stars
Claudia Rienäcker DE | 13.09.2017
Wandern als Erholung
Auch wenn es sich um einen Prädikatswanderweg handelt: Habe auf dem Weg fast nie Leute getroffen. Man findet Ruhe und ist keinem Massentourismus ausgeliefert, zumindest nicht um diese Jahreszeit. Wenn es wie mal aus allen Wolken schüttet und es damit auf dem Wanderweg keinen Spaß macht, bzw. auch wegen der hohen Rutschgefahr zu unangenehm wird, kann man entweder auf den Radweg oder Zug/Bus ausweichen. Es war für mich Erholung pur.
4 stars
Christian Holzer DE | 06.08.2017
Schöne Wanderung - gut organisiert!
Wir waren mit der Organisation der Wanderung zufrieden. Dass man in den Unterkünften nicht die besten Zimmer (von der Lage im Haus her) bekommt, wenn man nur eine Nacht übernachtet, können wir verstehen. Da muss man sicher Abstriche machen. Die Reiseunterlagen waren gut vorbereitet.
5 stars
Heidrun Mattner DE | 17.07.2017
Hervorragend ausgezeichneter Wanderweg
Schöner Wanderweg mit Höhen und Tälern. Bei sehr warmen Wetter waren die Passagen durch die Wälder angenehm.
5 stars
Thomas Eichner DE | 24.06.2017
Jederzeit wieder!
Sehr schöne Wanderung bei perfekter Organisation.
5 stars
Olaf Geflitter DE | 12.08.2016
Außergewöhnliche Ausblicke
Sehr schöne Landschaft mit wunderschönen Ausblicken ins Altmühltal. Gute Unterkünfte mit freundlichem Service und toller Küche. Wanderungen teils sehr anspruchsvoll.
4 stars
Werner Weinreben DE | 02.06.2016
Sehr schöne Wanderreise
Reiseunterlagen sehr gut. Beschilderung der Wege gut erkennbar. Wege aufgrund von Forstarbeiten an einigen Abschnitten schlecht passierbar. Landschaft sehr schön.
Elisabeth Stadler
Elisabeth Stadler answered:
Lieber Herr Weinreben, herzlichen Dank für Ihr Feedback! Wir sind stets in Kontakt mit den örtlichen Tourismusverbänden um möglichst schnell über kurzfristige Wegsperrungen informiert zu sein und unsere Gäste vorab informieren zu können. Sollte dies einmal nich gelingen, sind wir sehr dankbar für Ihr Feedback, um möglichst schnell reagieren zu können!

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